Radel Rod and Sheet – R5500

PPSU, PolyPhenylSulfone

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*Why use Radel Rod and Sheet R5500 – PPSU:

  • Excellent Medical Grade Material
  • High Deflection Temperatures
  • Virtually Unlimited Steam Sterilize Cycles
  • Easily Machinable or Fabricated
  • Replaces Polysulfone and Ultem In Many Medical Applications

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This material…

offers a superior combination of high performance properties that include excellent thermal stability, outstanding toughness, and good environmental stress cracking resistance. These properties make this very attractive for a variety of demanding applications.

  • Flammability Rated at UL 94 V-0 at .032″ thickness
  • Very High Impact Resistance
  • Repeat Sterilization – Better Than Other Materials By A Factor Of 40:1
  • Outstanding Resistance to Environmental Stress Cracking
  • High Heat Deflection Temperatures
  • Resistance to Hydrolysis
  • USP VI Approved Grade and Variety of Colors Available – Special Order

This engineering material is used frequently in Medical, Electronic, Aircraft and Aerospace Manufacturing.  Radel Rod is extensively used in electrical connectors and sockets, automotive fuse cases, medical device handles and many demanding dental devices and trays. Radel is also known by the trade names: Tecason®, Ultrason®, and Acudel® and others.

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Mfg Data Sheet Radel R, PolyphenylsulfoneData Sheet



 

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Radel Rod and Sheet Applications:

  • Food and Dairy Equipment
  • Electronic Fixtures and Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Handles and Fixtures
  • Food Service Trays
  • Aircraft Interior Parts

Materials Available As

Radel Sheet: Radel Rod and Sheet in R5100 and R5500, Polyphenylsulfone
Call for currently available thicknesses

Radel Rod:
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Radel Tube:
Call with your requirements, many sizes available, minimums apply

Special Formulations:
Radel A, Radel R5100 in sheet and rod, Radel R7700,  Non standard colors, thickness, size or formula, please call for details


Typical Resin Properties:

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific Gravity D7921.29
Tensile Strength YieldD63810,100
Izod Impact – NotchedD25610.0
Hardness – RockwellD785R120
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648405
Deflection Temp @ 66 psiD648417
Co. Thermal ExpansionD6963.1X10-5
Mfg Data Sheet Radel R, PolyphenylsulfoneData Sheet
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These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

For extended steam sterilization and high temperature resistance, Radel Rod and Sheet – PPSU is an excellent choice.